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Band Announcements - Week of August 25th

Please make sure our football game performances and Band competitions are on your calendar.  (Full schedule available at  One competition to note is the October 11th date.  That is a trip down to Kansas City but it also falls on Homecoming.  We have requested the earliest time available and should be back in the afternoon.  Also, that is fall break weekend so please make travel arrangements around the competition.
Foe example, if you’d like to make a long weekend and head to Worlds of Fun or something, you may sign out your son or daughter after the competition and then they may go with you.  This is the case for any competition.

Please consider contributing to the Booster organization.  Even if it is $20 here and $20 there, every bit helps.  We are operating on a minimal budget and count on that parent contribution to pay for fuel, sound equipment, clinicians, music licensure, copyright, instrument replacement, and other unforeseen expenses.

Auditions for cast in this year’s musical, “Fiddler on the Roof,” will take place on Monday, August 25th, Tuesday, August 26th, and call-backs on Wednesday, August 27th.  Sign ups are in the music hallway.

All Leadership will perform on 107.3 FM on Friday, September 19th.  More details as that date nears.

Our first football game (Sept. 5th) will tentatively be in our “Hot” uniform, which consists of the new Band Polo and the new Band Shorts. 

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  • September 5 - Football Game Seacrest at 7pm
  • September 19- Football Game Seacrest at 8pm
  • October 3- Football Game Seacrest at 4:30pm
  • October 4- Capital City Contest Seacrest All Day
  • October 10- Football Game Seacrest at 8pm
  • +October 11- Park Hill Contest Park Hill HS (KC) All Day
  • October 17- Football Game (AWAY) Seacrest at 8pm
  • October 18- LPS Contest Seacrest TBA
  • October 25- NSBA State Contest Seacrest TBA

Saturday contests are listed in bold. Details for each performance will be posted on the board outside the band office as well as the website.

Fine Arts Calendar - 2014/2015 (print)

Great Pictures

SMUG MUG account

Special LPS photos - thanks to Zachary Baehr

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Order sheet

Meet the Assistant Director

Mr. Kenney received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in May, 2012. After completing his student teaching at Lincoln East High School, he applied for and was offered the position of Assistant Band Director at East. His primary focus as an instructor there now is to teach Music Technology, Music Theory, and Guitar 1 & 2 while assisting Mr. Thorpe, Mrs. Smith, and Mr. Whitman in other music areas. Mr. Kenney will direct the Pep Band, Brass Choir, musical pit, and is the Tri-M music honor society sponsor and the technology chair for the music department. He met his fiancée, Catelyn, as a Resident Assistant at the University of Nebraska. They are to be married in July of 2013

Minutes for April Band Booster Meeting

Stay informed

Email Roster for Band Boosters and Band Members:  If you would like to receive updates in this manner, please send your email address to John Harroun at  (East High does NOT provide Email addresses to the Band Boosters.) Please include the name of your student and their grade.

The Band Program
Students at Lincoln East are very fortunate to have a wide variety of quality music ensemble opportunities. Below is a brief summary of each group and its role in the East Band Program. These ensembles can be subdivided into two major groups: Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular.

Co-curricular ensembles meet during the school day and you must be enrolled through Lincoln East to participate. You receive a grade for these ensembles and therefore must adhere to the grading requirements set forth by each class.

Extra-Curricular ensembles are not classes. They typically meet outside the school day and in no way are required to be in Band at East. They are meant to be extra opportunities that are open to East Band students.

Band Staff

Mr. Tom Thorpe, Director;
Mr. Paul Kenney, Assistant Director;
Mr. Del Whitman, Assistant Director & Department Chair;

Ms. Jessica Merten, Color Guard Coordinator
Mr. Aaron Bush, Drumline Instructor

Fine Arts Calendar - 2014/2015 (print) 


since September 23, 2009